Sticks and stones : the troublesome success of children's literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter / Jack Zipes.
- New York : Routledge, 2002, 2001. , ©2001
xiv, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Children's literature -- History and criticism.
Children's literature, American -- History and criticism.
Children's literature, American.
- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
- Place of Publication:
- United States New York (State) New York (City)
- This text explores children's literature, from Slovenly Peter to the Harry Potter books, and argues that despite common assumptions about children's books, our investment is paradoxically curtailing their freedom and creativity.
ch. 1. The cultural homogenization of American children
ch. 2. Do you know what we are doing to your books?
ch. 3. Why children's literature does not exist
ch. 4. The value of evaluating the value of children's literature
ch. 5. Wanda Gág's Americanization of the Grimm's fairy tales
ch. 6. The contamination of the fairy tale
ch. 7. The wisdom and folly of storytelling
ch. 8. The perverse delight of Shockheaded Peter
ch. 9. The phenomenon of Harry Potter, or why all the talk?
- "Copyright ©2001 by Routledge"--verso of title page.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-203) and index.
- Local notes:
- Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy has photocopy of online offer of book laid in.
- Penn Provenance:
- Banks, Joanna (donor) (bookplate) (stamp) (Banks Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Routledge (Firm)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Children's Books (University of Pennsylvania)
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